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After a very confusing set of results from a survey we ran and exploring the new world of threat detection and incident response in AWS, we decided to go out and do a little research to see how the world was faring with the new security features in Amazon AWS. In short, we can safely say there is a good… Read more

Tags: usm for aws, aws shared security model, cloud security

In our last webcast, we learned about lingering and general confusion over these crazy acronyms IDS and IPS, and how they are like or unlike UTM software modules. Everyone likes primers and simple descriptive definitions, so let’s jump right in with some thoughts. An Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS) is a tool that most obviously detects things; but what… Read more

Tags: ids, ips, utm, castra

Remember Cryptolocker? While it might not be front-page news as of late, ransomware continues to wreak havoc in environments around the globe. It is also still very lucrative to extort money this way. This particular variant has netted over $75,000 since February, according to a recent FireEye report. While that pales in comparison to the estimated $3 million that cryptolocker has brought… Read more

Tags: ransomware, teslacrypt, cryptolocker, coinminer

MSSPs, or Managed Security Service Providers, are at an exciting point where market acceptance, awareness and demand have converged. I view this as a positive for a potential MSSP but also for the customers and businesses they will protect, enhancing security for everyone. However, excitement and the prospect of profits can create haste, and with haste comes an increased risk… Read more

Tags: mssp

John came in to work Monday morning. His expensive sports car was awesome, his tie was awesome, and his new corner office was awesome. It seemed as though nothing was going to ruin his day. He leaned back in his leather chair looking out the window, waiting while his new computer booted up. First thing to pop up was an… Read more

Tags: management, roi

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